Food Bank of CENC starts its annual ‘Stop Summer Hunger’ campaign


Rising temperatures mean rising electric costs and that puts a strain on families whose children won’t be guaranteed meals once school is out.

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is hoping to help those children.

The organization kicked off its annual ‘Stop Summer Hunger’ campaign on Thursday at Vidant Medical Center.

During the school year, kids who need meal assistance typically receive two meals a day.

When school lets out, these meals are no longer provided, and the stress goes back on families.

“The food bank has warehousing, trucks drivers, fuel cost and we can really appreciate the financial support. It’s a dollar to buy five meals for $10 worth of food, so we can really take a donor’s dollar and make great use of it,” said George Young, Regional Director of Food Bank of CENC.

9 On Your Side’s Ken Watling serves as honorary chair of the food banks’ ‘Stop Summer Hunger’ campaign.

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